The year 2072 continues a tradition that has been around as long as Mega-Corporations have been needed someone else to do their dirty work: Shadowrunning. A Shadowrunner is anyone who works for a corporation or organization that needs something illegal done, but cannot have their name be attached to it. For example if Ares simply launched an assault on Shiawise’s new factory complex, well they would have every member of the Corporate Court putting an army so far up their ass that they would sneeze shell casings. That is where you come in my friends you are whatever a corp needs you to be. Need to get a subsidiary of Saeder-Krupp to change their rezoning plans, have a group of runners kidnap his daughter. If it goes wrong then well you were clearly a group of terrorists, criminals, junkies, or pedophiles that grabbed the wrong kid. That is at the core of things what Shadowrunners are, eminently deniable. Everyone knows that you exist, hell if your good enough, or just flashy enough, you may get a sim made about you, but no one can trace affiliation. That means that you are an extremely valuable resource up until you aren’t, and when you aren’t well you had better have an exit plan in place.